Hey guys. Please chance me for early decision 2 at Emory; it has always been my dream school because of its amazing opportunities, rigorous academics, and stellar location.
SAT I (breakdown): 1430 (750 Reading, 680 Math)
ACT (breakdown): 32 (35 English, 30 Math, 34 Reading, 30 Science)
SAT II (place score in parentheses): 710 US History, 670 Spanish
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): ~3.8
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): ~50/685 [top 10%]
AP (place score in parentheses): AP Human Geography (4), AP World History (3), AP Computer Science A (3), AP Physics 2 (2), AP Calculus AB (5), AP Spanish (5), AP US History (4)
IB (place score in parentheses): Not offered
Senior Year Course Load: AP Psychology, AP American Government, AP Macroeconomics, AP Chemistry, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP English Literature/Language
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): AP scholar with distinction; 2nd place at regional science fair
Extracurriculars (place leadership in parentheses): Senior council (President); National honor society (Treasurer); Youth board of drug/alcohol awareness nonprofit (Secretary); Science national honor society (Communications); Spanish honor society; Yearlong youth leadership program with my city; Member of my high school's leadership team; Mentor of my school's chapter of the CFA leader academy; Accepted into & participated in a summer youth leadership camp at Berry College
Job/Work Experience: Completed a summer volunteer program at Emory for 2 consecutive summers
Volunteer/Community Service: Other than being a part of the usual organizations [beta club, key club, etc.], I helped teach computer skills to disabled kids sophomore year and volunteered at the local library for a few months.
Essays: I wrote about how I have grown up - moving to the suburbs on a low income, experiencing a parent's death to cancer, and moving schools twice - and how I used my experiences to challenge myself. My language arts teacher, counselor, and peer all praised it.
Teacher Recommendations: APUSH teacher (very close); 11th grade AP lit/lang teacher (liked my classroom discussions); supervisor from my city's youth leadership program (said I was very outspoken)
Counselor Rec: Should be pretty good - I talk to my counselor frequently and she speaks highly of my drive and personality.
Additional Rec: Elected senior class president
Applied for Financial Aid? Yes
Projected Concentration: Biology on a Pre-Med track
State (if domestic applicant): Georgia
Country (if international applicant): N/A
School Type: Large, competitive public school
Ethnicity: Asian (Indian)
Income Bracket: Lower middle class
Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): First generation to attend college in the US
Strengths: Recommendations, essay
Weaknesses: GPA, scores
Thank you in advance for the feedback!